Still, Medicare played some role in the race, and Republicans must heed the lessons, he writes. Corwin did not strike back aggressively enough when attacked on the issue. "Next year, Republicans must describe their Medicare reforms plainly, set the record straight vigorously when Democrats demagogue, and go on the attack," he suggests. "Congressional Republicans—especially in the House—need a political war college that schools incumbents and challengers in the best way to explain, defend, and attack on the issue of Medicare reform." They need to be as fluent in Medicare as they were on health reform last year, writes Rove.